The Barber National Institute has been a cornerstone of Erie since 1952. Its highly trained staff providing services to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities, behavioral challenges, and autism.

 It has grown to provide services and group homes all around the state. But the main facility remains in Erie.

 Executive Vice-President Maureen Barber Carey said, "I would say on a daily basis we are helping children and adults reach their dreams."

 The Barber National Institute has grown considerably since it was founded in the 1950's.

 Right now it helps more than 4,200 children and adults every year. There are more than 2,500 employees across Pennsylvania. And the annual budget tops $75 million.